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07-13-2009, 05:06 AM
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Shin guards

What model shin guards should I get?

I'm tall (6'7) and skinny 215ish.

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07-13-2009, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Brentbreakaway23 View Post
What model shin guards should I get?

I'm tall (6'7) and skinny 215ish.
Put on your skates and measure from the centre of your kneecap to the top of your skate boot.

A guy your height would probably need shin guards that are 18" long, or possibly longer. I don't think I've ever seen shin guards longer than 18" though.

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07-13-2009, 11:55 AM
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What model? Try some on in the store .... bring your regular skates and tie them up the way you usually do to test how the ones you try are sitting over your tongue or if you do not tuck the tongue under the pads how they sit like you would wear them.

Just guessing about the length (size) of shinguard you would need from your height but maybe a 17"Senior shinguard probably. Good luck finding those instock, a dman on our team is 6ft 8in and it took him a long time to find some. Again try them on and bend at the knee like you would if playing while wearing your skates in the store.

By the way I have mine an inch shorter than what some people would use because I have them over the tongue and it is the most comfy when I am skating. It leaves an unprotected gap on the front of my ankle though and if I got hit squarely in that spot it would hurt a lot.

Pretty much buying shinguards is and can be a fussy experience so bring your regular skates in the store ... trust me they won't care.

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